I’m Miika Hämynen, born in 1986, living in Jyväskylä, Finland. I graduated from the University of Jyväskylä in 2012, having studied French, English and Information Technology. I analysed the translations of the Finnish video game Trine in my master’s thesis. I’m currently working at the Finnish social security institution Kela. I spent ten years of my childhood in Senegal, which had a profound effect on my views on the world. I find it easier to integrate into new cultures or adapt to new situations, and I never feel one problem can be solved in just one way.
I ran in the Finnish parliamentary elections (in Central Finland, number 115) which were held on 19 April 2015. My result was 180 votes. I’m a candidate of the Finnish Pirate Party, which aims to update our notions of copyright legislation, stands for our rights to privacy and questions the patent system. I want to build a society that is freer, cleaner and helps to create opportunities. I have also participated in municipal elections in Jyväskylä in 2012 and 2017, receiving 68 votes at both occasions.
My main goals were:
- to get people moving on their own feet, by bike or by bus
- stop energy production using fossil fuels in Jyväskylä
- be able to share freely all culture produced using public funds
- to create a programme of opening Jyväskylä’s public data
- to try participatory budjeting in the city.
If you are interested in contacting me, you can send me an e-mail (miika.hamynen [at] iki.fi).